From today’s press gaggle:
MR. GIBBS: I just have one quick announcement before we get started. In the week ahead on Friday that we e-mailed out we discussed the news conference on Wednesday starting at 9:00 p.m. That’s now been moved to 8:00 p.m.
Q Thank you.
Q Thank you very, very much.
MR. GIBBS: Hell, let’s go for 7:00 p.m. — everybody seemed happy with that.
Q Is it going to be rigged?
MR. GIBBS: Is it going to be?
Q Rigged? (Laughter.)
Q The same 14?
Q Are all the reporters going to be told when they’re called on?
MR. GIBBS: They will be given the same instruction that you were for the very first news conference, which I believe you weren’t told, right?
MR. GIBBS: Okay. That’s one down and —
Q I didn’t want to be told. I don’t want to be told. And I don’t think you should tell.
MR. GIBBS: And we don’t.
One White House reporter told me privately that he was embarrassed by the MSM’s caterwauling after Huffington Post was called on, but it seems that that’s a minority opinion at best, within the cabal of the press pool.